Monday, November 29, 2010

Gina K December Release Previews!


I am so excited to be part of Gina K's team of designers and illustrators, and to share with you some previews of our upcoming December release!

My first card is paper-pieced using Melanie Muenchinger's Mugs and Kisses!  I used a very girlie floral print from Basic Grey's Curio, shaded with warm gray Copic markers and Tim Holtz tea-dye distress ink.

Notes:
ivory, kraft Pure Luxury card stock
rectangle nestabilities
Memento ink
Copic markers
jute
sheer organza ribbon
pearl (tinted with Copics)


Melanie's Mugs and Kisses inspired the layout of my second card, a tea bag holder made using Tami Mayberry's lovely "Block Greetings."  I used a pale shade of orange to ink the entire stamp, then colored over the leaves directly onto the block with a pale green marker for a two-toned image.


The inside of the card forms a small triangular pocket which is just perfect for tucking a tea bag or a gift card. My girlfriends would appreciate this little "invitation" to take a moment to pamper themselves after cooking a big Thanksgiving dinner or anytime during the hectic month of December!    

Notes:
sweet mango, creme de menthe Pure Luxury card stock

oval, scalloped oval, and square nestabilities
Memento ink
Copic markers
twill ribbon
pearls (tinted with Copics)

Here is a list of the designers sharing previews of these sets:
I'll be back later this week to share some more previews with you...and then I'll hope to see you at the release party Thursday night on StampTV!

252 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards, Deb. Love the papers piecing!

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  2. What a classy mug and love your tea bag holder design with Tami's set!

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  3. Lovely DP on that mug and that holder is wonderful!!!

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  4. AMAZING Deb! :) love them both!

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  5. thanks for the great inspirations! love the cards especially the color combination and cannot wait to see the sets!

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  6. Love the tea cup and the card with the tea bag inside! A perfect gift to give my tea drinking friend, Stasia. I know she would love it!!

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  7. I am a tea drinker so I can really identify with your tea card love it!!

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  8. Wow, these are beautiful! I am in love with these sets already, lol.

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  9. This is an awesome card for just about any adult and most any ocassion!

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  10. WOW! WOW! WOW! Great cards!
    Sandra

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  11. love the idea of giving something just because. love them.

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  12. I love these two cards! Is there somewhere I can learn to make the tea bag holder?

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  13. the mug is amazing, and love the little gift inside a card--so sweet!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  14. I love, love, LOVE the paper piecing and the addition of the touch of Copics just makes everything a perfect combination. Fabulous, absolutely fabulous.

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  15. I love that paper on that coffee cup TFS

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  16. Beautiful cards using beautiful colors! I am amazed w/all of these!

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  17. Card and tea bag holder are so cute.


    happy holidays,
    bobbi

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  18. What a sweet idea for a cup of tea with a friend! This is a must have stamp set, love your colors! TFS!

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  19. Deb - EXCELLENT on both projects! Love the pp cup and your tea holder - perfect!

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  20. Two beautiful cards. Love the color combos and designer 'mug' paper.

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  21. Beautiful card. Great paper choice. TFS

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  22. Gorgeous. Love the paper piecing on the first card and the colors you paired together on the second.

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  23. Both of your projects are just lovely, Deb. I use the tea bag cards when ever I can! Love them!

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  24. Just gorgeous, Deb--as always! The paper pieced mug is fabulous.

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  25. Lovely creations Deb!! Your work is so pretty!!

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  26. Superb color choices! Never thought of shading DP with Copics! Duh!!

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  27. Beau-ti-mous (beautiful and fabulous all rolled into one) Deb! Love the tea bag holder, must remember to make some of these for my tea lovin' buddies.

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  28. wonderful! luv them both...but that coffee cup is really growing on me! lol...wish santa would bring me copics! cher

    hilly77 at comcast dot net

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  29. I love the pocket card - it works great with the block stamps!

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  30. I cannot wait to see the set with the coffee mug, my favorite colors are in the range of what you made for this first card, loved it!

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  31. All I can say is "WOW" to both cards. I do believe my fav is the tea cup...so inviting!

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  32. Nice use of paper-piecing with that mug! Lovely cards!

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  33. love how you put the pocket on the inside with the tea .... will have to case that idea...

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  34. Both cards are absolutely stunning! I love the colors and papers and the beautiful bows. These are my favorites so far, lovely!!!

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  35. The paper piecing is so effective. I love the other card too. A neat idea to include the pocket for the tea bag!

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  36. Oh that cup is just breathtaking!!! I'll sit and share a cuppa with you anytime!! And the pocket card....love that! My daughter would love that tea too!!

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  37. I love paper piecing and I love your paper-pieced card. GORGEOUS! Love the colors in your second card and the use of Spellbinders.

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  38. I LOVE both of your projects! I love the paper piecing on the first card, and the coloring on the second. Lovely! TFS
    Donna G

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  39. Oh, those luscious colors on the gift card...mmmm! The other card is very nice, too.

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  40. Great cards, Deb! I love your clean style!

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  41. I love the paper that you used for that cup. It reminds me of cups my great-grandmother had in her china set and only used for Christmas time. Your use of colors with the block design is very calming. I love both of your projects!

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  42. Stunning card!!! Love the Curio paper pieced cup...gorgeous!!!
    the tea bag holder is so cute!!

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  43. What beautiful work! Very creative!

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  44. your Mugs and Kisses card is so very very pretty! i love the paper piecing and the Curio pattern you've chosen is just perfect for the card. your ribbon bow is exquisite! the tea bag holder is lovely also. so glad i stopped by! :)

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  45. I honestly love both of your projects!I may have to "borrow" your tea bag holder, I just love that!

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  46. Love your paper piecing! Both cards are beautiful!

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  47. Love the colors....the floral cup is rich looking!

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  48. WOW very very gorgeous! The spone is just too cute with the mug! I also love the colors you used in your tea bag holder card!
    beautiful work!

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  49. Very Pretty!! Love the paper piecing! Love the colors you chose on your tea bag holder!!

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  50. Love the cards! The colors of the paper make the tea cup come alive and the string hanging out is so cute! Santa, are you paying attention??? I'm loving the Mugs and Kisses Stamps!

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  51. I really like the card design used here. Cannot wait to see the new set Mugs and Kisses.

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  52. Great designs with these new stamps. Love your colors and papers.

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  53. OMG, I love the paper you've chosen for the mug set. It's totally awesome!! The pocket card is just terrific. "Hugs" Carol

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  54. Deb these are gorgeous. I just love the color combo and loved how you paper pieced that mug-so cute.

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  55. Great projects. I really like both of the cards.

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  56. Wow!! Love your cards! I esp like how you placed the teaspoon under the sentiment-that's so cute. And the 2nd card is really sweet!

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  57. Love the cards. I like 3D effect ont he first one. Would some of that Pomegranite Pizzazz too!

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  58. Like the pocket on the inside to put a little surprise in!

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  59. Wonderful designs Deb! Love the paper piecing and the little teaspoon on your first card, and the tea bag holder card is just fabulous!

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  60. I love the card with the tea cup! Very beautiful!

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  61. Very nice! Love the idea of the tea bag inside the card!

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  62. Love the tea cup cards. And the tea bag to go with it............inspirational.

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  63. Really pretty cards. Love the paper you used for the mug. Great use of the new sets.

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  64. Wow I just love both of these cards. Anyone would be blessed to recieve these cards. Thank you for sharing these. Very Creative. Love the spoon and the cup!

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  65. Both are fabulous. I especially love your paper pieced mug on the first. I have and love those papers, but feel challenged to use them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  66. Very gorgeouss cards.... I love your paper pieced mug!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  67. love the mug, and the teabag holder is great too

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  68. WOW! Both your designs are gorgeous! I love your mug card - so pretty!

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  69. Wow your first card is really cool....or should I say HOT! I really like how you included the spoon, bow, and teabag. I can't wait to see all the stamps in that set. Oh, and what a neat idea for the second card! Thanks for the ideas and great job!

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  70. Such nice touches to your tea mug. Makes me want to go have a cup. Nice work!

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  71. I love both cards Deb, the soft colours and lovely techniques.

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  72. That paper pieced mug is awesome!!!!

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  73. I absolutely love both of these cards.

    Pat, Texas

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  74. Mug is awesome and I love the colors

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  75. I love the cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  76. Beautiful colors on both card and tea holder.
    delgador at bellsouth dot net
    Shirley

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  77. First of all, congrats on the dt position, so well deserved! Your cards are beautiful.

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  78. Love this card, with the Block Design, and the card with the tuck for the little gift is so cute!! And I love the color you chose, that green is so pretty with the brown card stock, just stunning!!

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  79. Wonderful creations! Great job!

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  80. Deb, these are amazing! I love the cup!

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  81. Wow, simply lovely, and fresh. These cards are sure to bring a smile. Thanks. BJB

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  82. So prety! These block designs are blowing me away!

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  83. Gorgeous cards! I love little gifts tucked inside!

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  84. Love the paper piecing and the cup!

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  85. So glad to see a tea mug is incorporated in this set. I am not a coffee drinker, but I love my tea. Gorgeous cards. Colors are just beautiful.
    Marcie

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  86. Love your paper pieced cup and the tea holder card!

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  87. One word.... GORGEOUS...hugs Kath...

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  88. great idea with the pocket

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  89. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors! :)

    Debbie Meijer

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  90. Fabulous projects! :)

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  91. Wow! The paper piecing on the mug is perfect.

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  92. Gorgeous cards, Deb. Love the paper piecing on the mug! And the colors on both cards are fab!

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  93. I love both of your projects - very classy!

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  94. Oh my gosh your cards are beautiful, and the idea of the tea bag holder is great!! I also love the little spoon, fits perfectly. What an inspiration...Judy

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  95. Love the cards. The tea holder is great.

    Kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  96. LOVE your cards! Great idea for the tea give away as well! These would make GREAT gifts for crops as well! I need to ask Santa for these sets! Hope he is listening! LOL.

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  97. Such pretty samples! I really love both of your cards.

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  98. Beautiful! I love the colors on both!

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  99. Your mug card is a stunner!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  100. Love that tea bag holder card, so rich looking!

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  101. Both projects are stunning!!! Love the paper pieced cup - so cool!!!

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  102. Love your paper and color combo. Love the cup stamp. Thanks for a chance to win

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  103. OMgosh I love that paper pieced coffee cup!

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  104. Great Cards! Great Ideas! Great Job! Thanks, Deb!

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  105. Love your cards!! RosieG(gramig05)

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  106. The two toned effect is great! Love your examples!

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  107. Love that you used a print for your mug. Girlie is good!

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  108. Love your cards--they are stunning.

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  109. So very cute. Love the tea card. The colors are nice.

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  110. Love your work...just beautiful!

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  111. Beautiful designs, Deb! Love the colors and papers you used!

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  112. Beautiful samples. They are very different and I love them both.

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  113. I really love both of these ... your choice of colors is perfect!

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  114. Deb- Congrats on your DT position! You have done yourself proud with your projects-beautiful!

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  115. Deb, these cards are GORGEOUS! Love the mug image onto that fab DP and the 'pocket' card is a perfect 'gift' idea.

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  116. Love both of these samples.
    Thanks for sharing
    Gale

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  117. Wow! That paper piecing on the mug is exquisite!

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  118. I can't wait to order (or win) the block stamps!

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  119. Oh my gosh, where to begin, you work is beautiful, love the spoon and tea bag card.
    jman4@comcast.net

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  120. Deb these are GORGEOUS!!!! I can't take my eyes off them. What a fantastic card technique with the fold for the tea bag. LOVE IT.

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  121. I absolutely love the DP for your cup and all the detials in this design, love the string tag , I was hoping people would try that! :)
    very elegant little tea holder!

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  122. I love the tea bag holder card you made with Tami's set!

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  123. Great card, I love paper piecing its an easy way to get a great looking card!

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  124. Absolutely love both of these cards!

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  125. I especially love the For my friend card. Wonderful

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  126. Gorgeous and clever. The paper on the tea cup is beautiful

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  127. THese are wonderful. Love the side pocket card.

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  128. LOVE your paper peiced mug--the perfect dp to use for it. (never would have thought to peice the mug---awesome!)
    Great tea bag holder card too!

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  129. Great cards Deb. I love the gift card one and have someone in mind to "gift" one to. Thanks for sharing .

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  130. I just LOVE the floral paper on that mug! WOW! Great job!

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  131. great paper piecing
    thanks for sharing

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  132. Fabulous creations - you are so talented.

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  133. Beautiful cards, Deb! Love how you used the images!! That paper pieced mug is gorgeous!!!

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  134. This set with the cup is perfect for paper piecing. Love it.

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  135. Beautiful, Deb! Love the unexpected pocket inside!

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  136. Just beautiful! I love the pocket with the tea bag....

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  137. What a FAB way to use the floral paper on your coffee mug! The look is so striking!! Your 2nd card with it's pocket is so inspiring. I so enjoy sharing little treats like you have with family and friends. BEAUTIFUL use of the block flourish stamp design!
    ~Sandie

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  138. The paper-pieced mug is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  139. Your paper & color choices are great. Love the tea bag/gift card holder.

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  140. What adorable ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  141. I love the floral mug and the design of your card and never would have thought to use this large of a floral print, but I really like it!! Your tea bag card is wonderful and I would never have use these colors together, but they work well!

    Blessings,
    Catherine
    catherinesangels@yahoo.com

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  142. Love the colors, paper piecing and the pocket to tuck a little special something inside! Simply wonderful!

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  143. These are great!! Great idea with the tea bag!!!! A wonderful gift for a friend!

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  144. Great cards! I'm excited about Gina's new stamp sets...especially the "Mug & Kisses" one, since I love hot drinks to keep me warm in the midwest winter.

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  145. I just love both of these cards. Great Job!!

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  146. Love the idea of the pocket inside the card!

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  147. beautiful cards! love the new stamp sets already!

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  148. Love both of your cards, but especially the one with the tea - so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    LynneZ

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  149. Love the Ideas of paper piercing the coffee mug and patterned paper.

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  150. Love what you did here! Awesome ideas! TFS!

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  151. Love your color combos and clean designs! Great job.

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  152. Fantastic cards my dear friend!! :)

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  153. The cup card is breathtaking, who would not love to sit and sip with that beautiful cup!!!
    Marcia

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  154. You did a great job on both cards. Love 'em

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  155. Both cards are so elegant. I hope that spoon is part of the set:)

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  156. Deb, your work just totally blows me away! Gorgeous!!!

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  157. Super cute projects. That paper pieced mug is amazing :)

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  158. Very nice! I love your color choices! And the pomegranite tea sounds delish!

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  159. both are beautiful, especially like the colors chosen

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  160. Gorgeous, Deb! The colors and designs are so vintage elegance at its best! Beautifully done!

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  161. Great paper piecing. Love that pocket card!

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  162. LOVE YOUR BLOG. IT'S GOING ON MY INSPIRATION LIST. I SENT SPECIAL TEAS TO MY DAUGHTER IN VET SCHOOL SO I LOVE THE TEA CARD. ISN'T PAPER PIECING SO MUCH FUN? WHERE CAN I FIND THE MATCHING CHINA? I WANT THAT TEA CUP. LOL

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  163. I am loving everything I have seen done with both of these new sets. I sure would love to win some new rubber!

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  164. I absolutely love these designs. Can't wait to order these stamps.

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  165. Beautiful! These are too cute! Great job! Thanks for sharing your projects with all of us!

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  166. Welcome to the design team! Love the mug card - its gorgeous. The tea holder gift coordinates perfectly. Cant wait to see more!

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  167. Your cards give off a sense of peacefulness. The recipients will feel loved.

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  168. Love the paper piecing. Very nice work!

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  169. I'm really loving these designs!

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  170. both these projects are adorable! love your paper piecing!

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  171. Love both cards, but especially like the treat tucked inside!

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  172. I really, really love your card. Very unique use of the Mug stamp. Lovely. Thank you!

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  173. Gorgeous, my friend! Congrats on your first release party!

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